NWPB and parteners will present Economic Evaluation findings from 2017-2021 during the National Watermelon Convention in February and virtually in March 2023.
Cucurbit Crop & Disease Management
Factsheets, Plant Disease clinics, Forecasters, Field Trials, Pest Management, Production manuals, Vegetable Pathology labs, Commodity Organizations, Disease diagnosis, Disease outbreaks, Extension Team, and Grower news.
Whiteflys infesting watermelon and squash
According to the Southe Florida Pest and Disease Hotline, whitefly levels are high in many crops including watermelon and squash.
2023 Vegetable Production Handbooks and Manuals
Land Grant University researchers and Cooperative Extension Specialists collaborate to provide these valuable resources for the vegetable industry. These manuals are updated annually.
UF | IFAS Commercial Vegetable Production Website
Visit the new commercial vegetable production website to view links to previous Pest and Disease Hotlines, upcoming and recorded South Florida Vegetable Growers’ Meetings, and upcoming Pesticide Classes.
South Florida Vegetable Crop report
The South Florida Pest and Disease hotline reported on vegetable pests and diseases in January 2023.
Freezing temperatures help manage whitefly populations
UGA Extension agents explain why warmer weather is not good for farmers with vegetables vulnerable to whitefly damage.
Pest management in watermelon
Fumigation is the process of releasing fumigants to suffocate and kill certain pests within the soil. These include soil-borne pests, weeds and nematodes.
December 2022 South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline
Whitefly populations are building in southwest Florida and have reached high levels in some locations. In Homestead, whiteflies are present in squash, cucumber, and watermelon. In Homestead melonworms are being found in squash, cucumber, and watermelon.